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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2012

Genomic and biological characterization of a velogenic Newcastle disease virus isolated from a healthy backyard poultry flock in 2010

Munir, M.; Abbas, Muhammad; Tanveer Khan, Muhammad; Zohari, Siamak; Berg, Mikael


Conclusions: These results revealed that this isolate was similar to virulent strains of NDV and was avirulent in BYP either due to resistance of local breeds or due to other factors such as substantial mutations in the HN protein. Furthermore, we have characterized the first isolate of NDV, which could act as domestic reference strain and could help in development and selection of appropriate strain of NDV for vaccine in the country.


Newcastle disease; Rural poultry; DNA sequencing; Genome characterization; Pakistan

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Virology Journal
2012, volume: 9, article number: 46

Authors' information

Munir, M.
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Biomedical Science and Veterinary Public Health
Abbas, Muhammad
Veterinary Research Institute
Tanveer Khan, Muhammad
National Veterinary Institute (SVA)

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Animal health (until May 2010)

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG2 Zero hunger

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